Haiti – News : Zapping…
16 Haitian migrants intercepted in Guatemala
The National Civil Police reports that 16 people of Haitian origin were arrested by agents in a hotel in zone 3 of San Mateo, in Quetzaltenango (second largest city in Guatemala). The migrants entered the country illegally. After receiving treatment, they were transferred to the headquarters of the Guatemalan Migration Institute to resolve their situation.
The cost of the referendum
Guylande Mésadieu, President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), said the referendum budget amounts to US $ 40 million. However, she clarified “the 40 million dollars are not allocated only to the referendum since the implementations will also be used during the organization of the elections.”
BRH : The “Bitkòb” Logo Contest is extended
The BRH informs you that the registration deadline for the Logo competition for its digital currency “Bitkòb” is extended until May 10, 2021. To participate, register https://www.brh.ht/concours-gourde-digitale/
Hurricane : Construction of shelters at Douillette
Emergency preparedness is a crucial step in preventing and reducing the risks associated with natural disasters. During his mission in the South, Chargé d’affaires ai Fabrizio Poretti of the Swiss Embassy in Port-au-Prince spoke with departmental civil protection officials during a meeting at the Emergency Operation Center departmental. He also took advantage of his visit to the South to visit a project to build community shelters resistant to hurricanes in Douillette (800m altitude) in Makaya Park. The construction of these shelters is funded by the Swiss Embassy through the Housing Reconstruction Support Program with Training in the South (PARHAFS).
Referendum : 4.5 million people will be able to vote
Tuesday Guylande Mésadieu, the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) confirmed that the referendum register had been closed since Monday April 26 at midnight with some 4.5 million people registered, who will be able to vote for or against the new Constitution project.
Sign language training
Tuesday, as part of the Franco-Haitian cooperation, the Haitian Institute of Sign Language (IHLS) and the French Institute in Haiti (IFH) signed a training partnership for hearing people whose “spinoffs will be in favor of disabled people, in particular those living with a hearing impairment.”